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The Sticker Chart

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cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Abigail Batchelder In my first year teaching, I remember having one of the BEST ideas (in my head). What I was going to do with the kids was really encoura...
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How Can Educators Best Support Students Using Assessment for Learning? | Dialogue

How Can Educators Best Support Students Using Assessment for Learning? | Dialogue | Formative assessment | Scoop.it
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Education Rethink: Am I Still a Good Teacher? (Thoughts on Bad Test Scores)

Education Rethink: Am I Still a Good Teacher? (Thoughts on Bad Test Scores) | Formative assessment | Scoop.it

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Focusing on the learning and quality formative assessment practices is so much more important than relying on testing that doesnt allow students to apply the knowledge they have learnt.

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Why Formative Assessments Matter

Why Formative Assessments Matter | Formative assessment | Scoop.it
Summative assessments, or high stakes tests and projects, are what the eagle eye of our profession is fixated on right now, so teachers often find themselves in the tough position of racing, racing, r...
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Stephen Gwilliam's comment, March 13, 2013 3:52 AM
Indeed high performing schools/jurisdictions need both. Reflect on these issues:
Which of the formative assessment strategies do you implement in your classroom/s?
Black and William (1998) recommend: "Frequent short tests are better than infrequent long ones." Do you agree? Why or why not?
Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:53 AM

Reflect on these issues:

Which of the formative assessment strategies do you implement in your classroom?Black and William (1998) recommend: "Frequent short tests are better than infrequent long ones." Do you agree? Why or why not?
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Homework: It fails our students and undermines American education

Homework: It fails our students and undermines American education | Formative assessment | Scoop.it
Students often ask me why I don’t assign homework. “I don’t believe in it,” I quickly respond. “It doesn’t tell me what you’re learning.” They forge ahead
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Jason Borton's comment, February 15, 2013 4:27 PM
A very practical view on why homework is often ineffective.
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Embedded Formative Assessment - Dylan Wiliam

Dylan Wiliam stresses the importance of formative assessment as a key process for increasing teacher quality whilst having the biggest impact on student outc...

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Grades as measurements

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I have gone to great lengths in my classroom over the past few years to teach my students everything I know about grading and assessment. Why? Because I am
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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning - TeachThought

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning - TeachThought | Formative assessment | Scoop.it
Feedback for learning is a matter of communication, consistency, and tone, all driven by and for assessment practice.
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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Why Formative Assessments Matter

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Formative Instructional Practices

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Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, April 29, 2013 5:07 AM

Watch the Why FIP? video in the sidebar to learn more. Could TSNet schools see a similiar approach to developing an explicit alignment of extension & enrichment across the network P-12?

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Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback

Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback | Formative assessment | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Dylan Wiliam - Views from leading thinkers - Journey To Excellence

Dylan Wiliam - Views from leading thinkers - Journey To Excellence | Formative assessment | Scoop.it
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Videos from our two days of professional learning.

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How Authentic Assessment Heightens Accountability in Our Schools

How Authentic Assessment Heightens Accountability in Our Schools | Formative assessment | Scoop.it
How do we foster intrinsic motivation, for both teachers and students, to work towards high performance? Can we create a system of accountability that will drive this performance?
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Embedding formative assessment – Professional development with ...

What a great way to finish a busy week! Yesterday I spent the day at the Novotel attending “Embedding Formative Assessment with Teacher Learning Communities” with Dylan William. I left the conference yesterday on a high ...
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